We cannot afford to keep lovett in FG. He tries hard but at best is a fringe first grader and is not getting better. I am not blaming him for the loss but even when we are winning he makes no meters and misses far to many tackles for a second rower. The sooner joel edwards is ready the better but as usual because he trains hard he is a JT favourite.
He looks more likely than last year. Having said that, I’d rather Sirro back in the squad at Lovett’s expense.
If Sironen gets back say Rd 8 as an example , unless he plays 13 of the next 16 games he needs to go
We can’t carry him anymore , all I see is more potential injuries not potential talent
i think kyle is going good. hes still young and he does the hard hit ups ie 10 metres from our own line. Sure he made a mistake that led to points but woods dropped the ball on the 3rd tackle which eventuated with a try. I just think the 5 day turn around killed us. they had nothing in the tank. i would of played jack beucanon for the 1st 20 and then brought grant on. we need fresh legs… as for kyle he is still improving and putting size on too, we need players like this, as does every club. I guess joel edwards would of been handy and maybe even chee kam could of played and drop cherrington (1 hooker) for this game only. But thats the benefit of hindsight…
I’m still reluctant to put too much blame on Lovett. But I don’t think we can have two young forwards who are only just 1st graders both in the team, and that was the case last night with young Jack also there.
One of them we can handle but not both, there was just not enough energy and go forward with both… if we have one more good forward it’s a different dynamic for sure.
Straight for the usual scape goats, including 1 that didn’t even play. …
Lovett was fine. Made a few errors, like a number of others.
When we tired, we got beat through the middle not the edges. Actually though Ava and Aloaia probably got caught for mobility, and Cherrington allows them to get quick ptbs, if you were to single out players.
He had been ok to start the season but was simply awful against the Titans. Yes he flipped the ball over his head for a try but his useless 4m hit ups and crucial errors cost us big time. Once again. If there was a stat for errors which lead directly to points he’d lead the comp.
The penalty, soft knock on 30m out and then hopeless effort to stop Mortimer from scoring before the half (all in the space of a couple of mins) were indicative of a player who doesn’t have the concentration required to play first grade. He simply doesn’t offer anything that our other back rowers will, and they could all add much more than him. He really needs to play 80 mins every week in NSW Cup for a few months to help him achieve greater consistency and learn how to hit the ball up.